Statement by Barry Legg, Chairman of the Bruges Group

Theresa May has decided to pursue a policy of Brexit in name only (BRINO). This arrangement will be worse than our current membership of the European Union as we will then be a vassal state.

If this policy is implemented the electoral consequences for the Conservative Party will be dire. I urge all members of the Bruges Group to contact their Conservative Member of Parliament if they are represented by one to explain that this is unacceptable. The decision of the British people to leave the European Union must be honoured. In many cases an appeal to a Member of Parliament`s self-interest is the most effective way of influencing him or her.

Next week on Wednesday evening we have a meeting at 7 o`clock at the ROSL with Nigel Dodds, leader of the DUP in the House of Commons, and Professor Patrick Minford. Patrick has an unapparelled knowledge and understanding of the huge economic benefits that are to be gained by leaving the European Union. Nigel Dodds, as Leader of the DUP, is the most influential figure at Westminster as his Party holds the balance of power. I hope that you will be able to attend this meeting to hear these outstanding speakers and give your views at this critical time for our country.

Barry Legg

Chairman of the Bruges Group

Bruges Group event – the future of Britain and the EU

The Future of Britain and the EUThe Bruges Group spearheaded the intellectual battle to win a vote to leave the EU and, above all,
against the emergence of a centralised European state.

Bruges Group Meeting
Tuesday, 19th June
6.45pm for 7pm
Brexit: the Future
The challenge, the opportunities and delivering a real Brexit

With the speakers; Nadine Dorries MP, Graham Stringer MP & Dr Ruth Lea

The speakers;
Nadine Dorries MP
Member of Parliament for Mid Bedfordshire, novelist and broadcaster

Graham Stringer MP
Labour Member of Parliament for Blackley and Broughton and scientist

&

Dr Ruth Lea
Author, economist and broadcaster

 

ADMISSION:
£10 payable on the door or in advance
Including wine, orange juice, mineral water and nibbles

To purchase your ticket visit:
www.brugesgroup.com/shop/events
Or call Robert Oulds on 020 7287 4414
or reply to this e-mail

Alternatively, click here for a form to book your place

AGENDA:
Lectures: 7pm – 8pm
Discussion: 8pm – 8.30pm
Wine and refreshments: 8.30pm – 10pm

LOCATION:
Princess Alexandra Hall, Royal Over-Seas League
Over-Seas House, 6 Park Place, St James’s Street
London SW1A 1LR

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Bruges Group meeting – Clean Brexit

Bruges Group Meeting
Wednesday, 28th March
6.45pm for 7pm
Clean Brexit
Brexit – carrying out the wishes of the British people.

With the speakers; Rt Hon. John Redwood MP & Liam Halligan

The speakers;
Rt Hon. John Redwood MP
Former Secretary of State

&

Liam Halligan
Author, economist, journalist and broadcaster

AGENDA:
Lectures
: 7pm – 8pm
Discussion: 8pm – 8.30pm
Wine and refreshments: 8.30pm – 10pm

ADMISSION:
£10 payable on the door or in advance
Including wine, orange juice, mineral water and nibbles

To purchase your ticket visit:
www.brugesgroup.com/shop/events
Or call Robert Oulds on 020 7287 4414

Alternatively, click here for a form to book your place

Bruges group Brexit meeting – Wednesday 28th March

With John Redwood MP and Liam Halligan

 

On Wednesday 28th March, speaking to the Bruges Group, John Redwood will argue that,
“The UK should use the 2 years nine months delay in leaving the EU as the transition period and make sure everything will work fine on March 30 2019, with or without a deal. Leave voters knew exactly what we were voting for – to take back control of our money, our borders, our laws, our fish and our trade policy. We voted to leave the single market and customs union as part of leaving the EU and do not wish to see large parts of the EU recreated for us as if we had not left. There are great opportunities for the UK once we are out and are able to spend our own money and make our own decisions.”

Liam Halligan will say,
“Leaving the single market and the customs union isn’t Hard Brexit. It is Brexit.

“The benefits of the UK being inside both these legal arrangements are enormously overstated across much of the mainstream media and the drawbacks are systematically downplayed. The government must stick to the Prime Minister’s plans outlined in the Lancaster House speech, and then again in her statements in Florence and the Mansion House. To stay in the single market, the customs union or both would leave the UK in an extremely weak position and be a betrayal of the Brexit referendum.

“But it is also high time that ministers, whichever way they voted in the referendum, now make a concerted and sustained effort to highlight to the entire country the advantages of being outside the EU. Far from being a cross for the government to bear, Brexit is a huge opportunity for the UK. The tough process of leaving, made deliberately tougher by the European Commission, is temporary and will soon be over. The benefits of regaining our sovereignty and raising our sights beyond the EU are permanent.”

ADMISSION:
£10 payable on the door or in advance
Including wine, orange juice, mineral water and nibbles

To purchase your ticket visit:
www.brugesgroup.com/shop/events
Or call Robert Oulds on 020 7287 4414

AGENDA:
Lectures: 7pm – 8pm
Discussion: 8pm – 8.30pm
Wine and refreshments: 8.30pm – 10pm

Contact your MP: Brexit must include our full independence from EU control over defence

EU defence and security plans include the UK even after Brexit
Take part in the Bruges Group’s campaign to ask your MP for a full Brexit for defence.

Email your Member of Parliament to inform them about the Government committing the UK to be a part of the EU’s defence and security plans.
The EU is establishing what it calls an ‘EU Defence Union’, this includes the UK.
Since 23rd June 2016 the Government have included the UK in these military plans with no debate in the British Parliament. Leaving the EU must also include our full independence from the European Union’s interference in our defence, security and foreign policy. Anything less is a failure to respect the referendum result.

Click on the link below to question your Member of Parliament about the UK’s post-Brexit involvement in EU defence projects. And to demand that Britain’s armed forces and defence industry are free from the EU.
Click here to email your MP
This will send an email to your Member of Parliament to demand a full Brexit for defence

Take part in the campaign to make sure that Brexit is not blocked – Email the Lords

Take part in the campaign to make sure Brexit is not blocked

 

Please ask the members of the House of Lords not to oppose, nor water down, Brexit.

Email them to support the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. Petition the Peers to respect the referendum result and vote the right way.

Ask the Lords to support our exit from the European Union. The referendum of 23rd June 2016 must be the final say on this issue.  The EU should not be led to believe that the UK will settle for anything less than a full exit from the European Union.

The Members of the House of Lords, having approved the referendum, should keep faith with the result.

Ask them to conclude the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill’s passage through the House of Lords without opposing it or seeking to water down Brexit. And above all else without stipulating that there should be a further and thoroughly unnecessary second referendum. Nor should there be an opportunity for the decision to leave to be overturned.

Click here to email individual members of the Lords

This will send an email to your chosen Peer, or Bishop, concerning the EU (Withdrawal) Bill